Relative Pitch Ear Training Questions | EasyEarTraining.com

Why is a cappella music so good for ear training?

Whether or not you are a singer, listening to a cappella (unaccompanied voices) music can be a great way to develop your musical listening skills. Include a cappella music in your ear training and you’ll become more sensitive to pitch, harmony and timbre. Why?...

What is Kodály and how does it relate to ear training?

The Kodály approach to music education is a way of teaching music which was developed by Hungarian composer and educator Zoltán Kodály in the early 20th century. It combines several powerful techniques for developing the core skills of musicianship. Because it focuses...

How can you recognise chord inversions by ear?

Once you have spent some time on chords ear training you should be able recognise major, minor, augmented and diminished triads by ear. A useful next step is to work on recognising the different inversions of each chord. Recap: What is an inversion? An inversion of a...

How long does it take to learn musical intervals?

Well… How long is a piece of string? The general question is impossible to answer! You must make it more specific. If your goal is total mastery of all intervals in every musical situation, the answer is probably measured in years. However, if your goal is to...

Why can’t I learn to recognise intervals?

Interval recognition is a powerful musical skill but it can be challenging to learn, especially at the beginning. Here are our three top tips for learning intervals: 1. Start small! Don’t try to learn all the types of interval at once. It’s far better to...

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